Preview: 12 Days of Christmas 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So the other day I got an email from a fan, wondering when our usual 12 Days of Christmas event was going to start. Isn't Christmas less than 12 days away already?
Well, yes. But despite some people's misunderstanding, the traditional 12 Days of Christmas actually start on December 25th. That's either day 1, or in some traditions, day 0, Day 1 being December 26th. The celebration then runs through January 5th, often referred to as Twelfth Night. As is often the case, Wikipedia has a lot more information if you want it.
So, enough with the history lesson. What, I hear you thinking to yourself, does this mean to me personally? (yes, I can hear your thoughts over the Internet. Scary, aren't I?) Well, simply this: you can expect to see me post 12Days-related updates here on my blog beginning on December 25th, and the ScruffyDragon forum will carry them daily throughout the entire 12 days.
As to what you can expect this year... well, remember that the 12Days as we observe it is not, strictly speaking, a "release party." There will be releases, yes, but plenty of other treats as well... without giving too much away, here's a taste of some things you can probably expect:
- Blackest Night Hal Jordan. You've all waited long enough.
- My long-awaited Parasite update should be in there too, I hope
- Videos of works in progress, by myself or other ScruffyDragons
- Pocket characters. Deal with it, some of us rather like them. ;)
- Some updates to other previously-released characters (besides mine)
- Betas of a few new projects that aren't public knowledge yet :D
- And of course, a few surprises
I think you'll find plenty to like about this year's 12Days.
And what's this about "no new characters?" Did you somehow MISS Wucash's incredible Darkseid (http://buyogslair.blogspot.com/2011/01/on-11th-day-of-christmas.html) -- NOT an update, NOT a reheash -- this is a brand new character release, and it completes the DCvsMarvel roster! Plus we gave you a DCvM soundtrack, which taken together with everything else, gives you absolutely all that you need to assemble your own DCvsMarvel game. We're working on the inevitable balance issues that arise with a full game release, if done properly, and frankly, most of the core Dragons are so time-poor now that we just don't have that much attention to devote anymore. It's not a "waste of talent" if we're just not working on things at all, it's getting on with our lives. Sorry to disappoint you.